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Jul 30 2015

All-Conference Keynote Roundtable: Mapping the New Open Data Center Innovation Genome

Alan Clark, Chairman of the Board, OpenStack Foundation Amber Graner, Community Manager, Open Compute Project Foundation Calista Redmond, Director, OpenPOWER Global Alliances, IBM Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation Neela Jacques, Executive Director, OpenDaylight Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Opening remarks by Cole Crawford, Chair, StackingIT
The Transformation from Vendor-led to Open-based, Disaggregated, Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure
Senior-most executives from leading open-source organizations reveal the profound implications of the changing game (and business). These experts GPS-locate us on the roadmap from vendor-driven, closed, proprietary, monolithic technology to open-sourced, knowledge-community-designed, distributed technology. Why is this important? Cost, transparency, efficiency, agility, speed, performance, and resilience. These expert crowd-sourced innovation engines are rewriting the rulebooks and the economics for the provision of data center and cloud technology services.

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

Keeping Video Content Streaming

Colin Kincaid, VP, Web Portfolio, Cisco John McIlwain, Director, CDNetworks Michael Todd, CTO, Victorious Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect, EdgeConneX

Streaming video and interactive content is growing exponentially - Netflix and YouTube are just a visible tip of the demand. More processing power, storage, bandwidth, and an entire infrastructure right at the “edge” of the network are the key to last-mile content delivery.

App > Cloud

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Five Years of Operating Yahoo's Chicken Coop...Lessons Learned and The Road Ahead

Paul Bonaro, Sr. Director, Data Center Operations, East US and EMEA, Yahoo! Richard Kropfl, VP Data Center Operations, Yahoo!

When Yahoo designed of its Lockport, NY data center based on the chicken coop’s ventilation architecture, it raised many an eyebrow. Now, five years on, what has this iconic “digital-first” internet enterprise learned from its chicken-based design choice? And how has the infrastructure technology continuing to evolve to keep pace with rapid web-scale technology transformation?

Design + Strategy


How GoDaddy Designs for both Webscale and Optimum Lifecycle

Sriram Sankar, Senior Director, Data Center Engineering, GoDaddy

With over 59 million domain names under management and 12 million customers, reliability and efficiency is key to GoDaddy’s data center strategy. How do you ensure that a global infrastructure of this scale can continue to grow and remain competitive?

Design + Strategy


Ready for Open Infrastructure? What We’ve Learned So Far…

Grant Richard, Global Engineering, Operations & Provisioning, Goldman Sachs John Gromala, Senior Director, Hyperscale Product Management, HP Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

IT pros representing different industries reveal learning's from implementing open-infrastructure solutions and provide insights for shops evaluating it. To be discussed: a) defining open infrastructure, b) when/why to consider; c) implications of open infrastructure and likely impacts on existing IT processes, resources; d) new skills requirements; e) impact of open on the current I&O management model; f) serviceability; g) financial considerations, planning  and understanding.

Stacking IT

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The Need for Speed: FPGAs in the Data Center

John Lockwood, CEO, Algo-Logic Mike Strickland, Director, Strategic/Tech. Mktg., Altera

Programmable hardware enables operators of datacenters to scale up the performance of critical networking services.  In addition to deployment of additional CPU cores, operators are now also deploying Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) logic to lower latency, improve throughput, and decrease the energy required to operate their datacenters.  In this session, we see real applications in 10G to 100G networks where Gateware Defined Networking (GDN) solutions achieve 20x improvements.

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